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Bihar: 65-year-old woman delivers 8 babies in 14 months, but how?

There are those who make the most of government schemes, like a few women in Bihar did, with the Rs 1,400 assistance provided to new mothers of girl children.

Bihar 65-year-old woman delivers 8 babies in 14 months, but how-ycb
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Bihar, First Published Aug 22, 2020, 4:32 PM IST
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An official dealing with the national health mission in Bihar has put the state’s name on headlines. Reportedly, a 65-year-old woman and other women have been made mothers over five times in a span of 14 months. The plan of pregnancies on paper were hatched to take advantage of the Rs 1,400 assistance for new mothers of girl children.

In one such case, a 65-year-old woman Leela Devi of Muzaffarpur’s Mushari, on paper, has received the assistance of Rs 1,400 per delivery for eight deliveries in just 14 months.

In another case Sonia Devi on paper has become a mother five times in just 9 months.

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After the scam went viral, a probe was initiated by Muzaffarpur District Magistrate Chandrashekhar Singh, who directed the additional district magistrate to investigate the issue.

The unearthing of the scam around the time of elections can haunt the CM Nitish Kumar-led government as the opposition may use this as a tool to taint the image of the administration.

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